Tuesday, January 28, 2020

2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Bad Weather + Alpine Team New Zealand : Change Coming + Mitre Peak in Karakorum

2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Bad Weather - from Alan Arnette on his detailed blog
Alpine Team New Zealand - Change is coming - Report with pictures from their website
Mitre Peak - Karakorum History - from Janusz Majer (English translation available)


http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2020/01/27/2019-20-winter-himalaya-climbs-bad-weather/ -- Alan Arnette -- 2019/20 Winter Himalaya Climbs : Bad Weather

https://alpineteam.co.nz/2020/change-coming -- Alpine Team New Zealand - Change is coming

https://zrzutka.pl/fk-mitrepeak2020 -- Mitre Peak (Pakistan) - Karakorum History - (English translation given)


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Don Bowie and
made a sprint rush yesterday on Broad Peak , climbing from base camp at 4850mt to 6840mt, gaining 100mt more and working hard on ice, then climbing back down to base camp.
Don also wrote that "We pushed our existing high point up 100m vertical to just below Camp 3 before getting chased off the face by hurricane winds and low temps. Now back in base camp waiting the next weather window."


HUNZA: Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has cleared the Sost-Khunjerab section of the Karakoram Highway.
Pakistan-China border will be re-opened on February 2 for five days to give passage to over 186 containers loaded with Chinese goods stranded at Tashkurgan.
Pakistan-China border remains closed from December 1 to March 31 under the Border Protocol Agreement.



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